Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of caution and concern all chapter social activities are cancelled for the future. Please check back to find out the great activities and speakers we will have.

We want to support businesses in this challenging time whenever possible in these challenging times.  The Nedvecks at Flower Factory and Steve Lesch at Landscape Designs are our two most supportive nurseries so I contacted them March 25.
Nancy said Flower Factory plans to open April 18 but pick up only.  So send them an email and they will pull the requested plants for pick up.
Steve said they are making deliveries of mulch, woody plants, etc. at this time.  They have a very open lay out but don’t know if walk in traffic will be allowed.
For both of these and any other nurseries, be sure to check their web site or contact them first since procedures can change rapidly. As we all know.
Since our social activities are limited, please send me pictures, info about your plants, how you are coping, etc., that can be shared in next month’s email or the June newsletter.  Stay well and enjoy the wakening plants!




Welcome to the online home of the Wisconsin-Illinois Chapter [WI-IL Rock] of the North American Rock Garden Society [NARGS]. Founded in 1968 our non-profit society promotes alpine gardening and encourages rock gardeners in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The upper Midwest can be a challenging environment for rock gardens and it is our mission to share our experience and expertise for the benefits of regional rock gardeners.

WI-IL Rock generally meets monthly year-round generally on the 3rd Saturday in the afternoon. During the fall and winter meetings are held in Madison at the Dane County Extension Center or in Milwaukee at the Boerner Botanical Garden. During the summer gardeing season meetings include garden tours and workshops at various locations throughout the region. Check the “Meetings” page for more specific information.

The chapter offers its members:

  • monthly meetings with presentations by local, national and international speakers
  • 4 newsletters
  • fall members only plant sale each year, periodic spring sales
  • garden tours and field trips
  • workshops and demonstrations
  • volunteer opportunities at public gardens & WHA Garden Expo

New members of all levels of experience and interests are always welcome. Our membership ranges from beginners to experts & professionals. 
To join the chapter and learn about an interesting type of garden click on Membership Information. Membership dues are just $10 a year.